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  • Maryland's per capita petroleum consumption is the second lowest among the states, and almost 9 out of every 10 barrels of petroleum used in Maryland are consumed by the transportation sector.
  • Baltimore was the nation’s second-largest coal exporting port after Norfolk, Virginia, in 2019. Slightly more than one-fifth of U.S. coal exports left through Baltimore.
  • In 2019, Maryland’s only nuclear power plant--the Calvert Cliffs power station--accounted for 38% of the state's utility-scale electricity net generation.
  • Maryland ranks among the 10 states with the lowest per capita natural gas use, and the electric power sector became Maryland’s top natural gas-consuming sector for the first time in 2018.
  • Maryland increased its Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2019 to require that 50% of the state's electricity sales be generated from renewable sources by 2030. About 11% of the state's total electricity generation came from renewables in 2019.

Last Updated: October 15, 2020

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